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Psychotherapy 11/18/05 1. The “Case” a. Kid who had nothing else wrong except that he cannot concentrate on his work 2. Counselin’ a. Determines what inhibitions prevent work… usually anxieties 3. State of the Art Psychopharmacology a. GABA receptors on the synaptic neuron gaps b. BZs: Valium, Xanax, Klonapin, Ativan – short acting anxolitics 4. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy a. Cognitive Model of the Emotions: Event leads to thought (interpretation) leads to emotion b. Thus, emotions are determined by how we interpret the world c. CBT Journal: Date/Event/Thought/Strength of Belief 5. Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (“It’s not necessarily your mother’s fault”) a. Tri-Partite Structure: Id, Ego, Superego b. Signal Anxiety c. Defense: Reaction Formation: We do exactly the opposite of what we want to do to prevent our signal anxiety d. Dealing with unacceptable thoughts wishes and fears i. Repression ii. Projection: Project your hostile urges on someone else iii. Denial iv. Rationalization: Coming up with wacky ideas to rationalize action
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